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Pontederia cordata

 

Caltha palustris

Native

Herbaceous Perennial

 

Caltha palustris  

MARSH MARIGOLD

Great early blooming, low growing plant for wet areas.

INDICATOR STATUS                OBL 

HABITAT Wet edges o f l a kes and streams. Common in forested wetlands , seeps and wet meadows.

CHARACTERISTICS A very ornamental clump-forming wetland plant. Grows 8-24 "

tall in full sun to partial shade. Bright yellow blooms from April into June.

 

 

Carex comosa

 

Native  

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Carex comosa

cosmos (bristly) sedge 

Provides food and cover for wildlife. 

indicator status          OBL          

habitat Swamps , marshes, and swales; pH 4.6-7.5. 

characteristics A bunch-type sedge that spreads by short rhizomes; grows from 8”-20” tall; 8” minimum root depth; moderate shade tolerance; low drought tolerance; low salt tolerance; blooms from mid-May to mid-July. 

 

 

Carex crinita

 

Native 

Herbaceous Perennial 

 

Carex crinita

fringed (nodding) sedge 

Provides food and cover for songbirds, ruffed grouse chicks, ducks, and moose. 

indicator status           OBL        

habitat Moist to wet soils, thickets, marshes, ditches, and stream banks. 

characteristics A bunch-type sedge; grows to 4’ tall; 18” minimum root depth; moderate shade tolerance; low drought tolerance; no salt tolerance; blooms from May to June 

 

 

Carex lurida


 

Native  

Herbaceous Perennial  

  

Carex lurida   

lurid (shallow) sedge  

Provides food and cover for songbirds, ruffed grouse chicks, ducks, and moose.  

indicator  status           OBL            

habitat   Swamps , bogs, and wet woods; pH 4.9-6.8.  

characteristics   A bunch-type sedge; grows to 3’ tall; 16” minimum root depth; moderate shade tolerance; low drought tolerance; no salt tolerance; blooms from June to July in Regions 1 and 3, and May to June in Region 2.  

 



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OBL       Obligate wetland species
UPL       Upland species
FACW    Facultative wetland species
NO         No occurrence
FAC      Facultative species
NI         No indicator
FACU    Facultative upland species

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